Friday, May 8, 2015

Microsoft Ignite day 3 and 4 (Session) recap

Day 3 and 4 I did multiple sessions on ConfigMgr, Intune and Windows 10, listening to great speakers like Johan Arwidmark and Mikael Nystrom and some more. Very nice to see new functionality in both servicepack and vNext version coming. There will be more possibilities on both Mobile Device and Windows 10 Management. There are some improvements in the ConfigMgr console also.
Let's have a look at some interesting features so far:
-ConfigMgr will be more easily updatable to support windows 10 updates
-Intune will also iteratively stay up-to-date to manage windows 10 features
-Ability to manage Windows 10 PC's with MDM-style management
-New ConfigMgr version is like a servicepack, in-place upgrade possible

-Improved task sequence logging logic (better OSD logging)
-Windows 10 ADK available when Windows 10 is RTM

-New MDT Upgrade task sequence in MDT 2013 Update 1 Preview
-New functionality to restart the task sequence (multiple times)
-New functionality called Deployment verification (cool)
-New ConfigMgr task sequence for Windows 10 upgrade

Tuesday there was an interesting session about New and Upcoming features in Microsoft Intune and ConfigMgr. Let's have a look at it:
Microsoft Intune Roadmap
-Ability to restrict access to Outlook app based on device enrollment and compliance
-Intune App SDK for iOS
-Intune app Wrapping tool for Android
-Support for MAM in Outlooks app

-Support of Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP)
-Windows 10 support
-Mac OS X support

Hybrid features for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 integrated with Intune
-Restrict access to Exchange on-premises email only if the device is managed
-Managed Office mobile apps – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, OneNote

-App Wrapping Tool for existing iOS line-of-business apps
-Managed Browser for iOS and Android devices

-Device lockdown via supervised iOS devices and Assigned Access for Windows Phone 8.1
-Application install allow/deny list

-Support for custom policies for iOS devices
-Deployment of email profiles for Android devices using Samsung KNOX
-Passcode reset and remote device lock for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices
-Support for Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP)

-Support for Samsung KNOX Standard
-Push free store apps to iOS devices

And many many more!

Hope you liked my recaps during this week. Will do an overall Microsoft Ignite post next week! Stay tuned for more :-)
More blogposts on Microsoft Ignite:
Microsoft Ignite general attendee registration is SOLD OUT!
My scheduled sessions and product focus on Microsoft Ignite
Microsoft Ignite day 1 (Keynote) recap
Microsoft Ignite day 2 (Breakout) recap